I was finally able to upload our vacation photos and I wanted to post a few for your viewing pleasure.
My parents were able to visit for about three weeks from late December through mid-January. It was a great blessing and comfort to have them with us. In order that we might do something different, I booked us in guest houses in western Uganda for four nights. We drove out west and did a bit of exploring as we don't usually get to see that side of Uganda. It is so very different from the eastern side.
Our first two nights were located at a UWA (Uganda Wildlife Authority) hostel in the Lake Mburo National Park. On the way to the park, we passed the official equator signs.
|First family photo with my parents and the girls|
|Bushbuck perched on a termite mound|
|Dung beetle hard at work|
|Topi behind the warthog|
|Very polite zebra using the road|
|Boat ride on Lake Mburo|
|Lots of hippo cooling themselves|
|For the bird lovers- we saw a goodly number of fish eagles around the lake.|
|Breakfast (pineapple, passion fruit, watermelon)|
|Grandpa with his girls. They decided that they like having grandpas.|
|Grandma teaching the girls to lace yarn through holes (aka 'sewing')|
|Tea plantations in west Uganda along the road|
|As we passed Queen Elizabeth National Park, we came across elephants near the road.|
|The second location we spent time at was near Fort Portal. There are a handful of crater lakes in the area and our guest house was located on one of those lakes.|
|Grandma and her girls sitting at a look-out above the lake|
|A New Years Eve kiss and toast|
|New babies from grandma...and they have hair to comb!|
|Sunset over Lake Victoria|